Panasonic HC-V160 vs Panasonic HC-W570

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Panasonic HC-V160
Panasonic HC-W570

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a 2,500x (digital) camcorder. That's 2,350x bigger than the Panasonic HC-W570 (150x). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

47% lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a 181g weight camcorder. That's 85g lighter than the Panasonic HC-W570 (266g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

£149 cheaper
The Panasonic HC-V160 costs £142.34, whereas the Panasonic HC-W570 is £291.23.
More popular
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 41788 by sales volume in our camcorders, but the Panasonic HC-W570 ranks No. 283698.
4 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-W570 is 50x (optical), but the Panasonic HC-V160 is only a 38x (optical) camcorder (12x smaller). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

0.3" larger display diagonal Edit
Panasonic HC-W570 is 3" screen size, but the Panasonic HC-V160 is only a 2.7" screen size camcorder (0.3" smaller). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

A lot higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V160 is only a 230,400 pixels display resolution camcorder (230,400 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Higher battery capacity Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 1,940mAh battery camcorder. That's 970mAh higher than the Panasonic HC-V160 (1,940mAh).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
12x smaller optical zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-V160 is only 38x (optical), but the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 50x (optical) camcorder (12x bigger). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

Smaller display diagonal Edit
Panasonic HC-V160 is only 2.7" screen size, but the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 3" screen size camcorder (0.3" larger). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

230,400 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a 230,400 pixels display resolution camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution camcorder (230,400 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

970mAh lower battery capacity Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a 970mAh battery camcorder. That's 970mAh lower than the Panasonic HC-W570 (1,940mAh).
Four months older
The Panasonic HC-V160 is older than the Panasonic HC-W570 by four months.
4 Reasons Against
16x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 150x (digital) camcorder. That's 2,350x smaller than the Panasonic HC-V160 (150x). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

32% heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 266g weight camcorder. That's 85g heavier than the Panasonic HC-V160 (266g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

£149 more expensive
The Panasonic HC-W570 is more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V160 by £148.89.
Worse selling
The Panasonic HC-W570 ranks No. 283698 by sales volume, but the Panasonic HC-V160 ranks No. 41788.

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Date Released

25 months Ago 21 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
2.51MP 2.51MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/5
 1/5
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
2.2MP 2.2MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.2MP 2.2MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
38x 50x
BEST
Digital Zoom
2,500x
BEST
150x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Image Stabilizer Type
 Hybrid
 Hybrid
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,646mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8 1.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
32.3mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
4.2 4.2
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
32.3 - 1646 28 - 1740
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.35 - 89.3 2.06 - 103

Storage

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

Indoor White Balance
 Indoor white balance
 Indoor white balance
White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor

Shutter

Shutter Speed (photo)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5 - 0.0005
Camera Shutter Speed
0.04 - 0.000125 0.04 - 0.000125
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Display

Display Diagonal
2.7" 3"
BEST
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,400 pixels 460,800 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Illumination
4lx 4lx

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 White
 Black
 White

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 28 Mbit/s
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 960 x 540
 640 x 360
 1920 x 1080
 960 x 540
 640 x 360
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Still Image Resolution(s)
 3968 x 2232
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
 3968 x 2232
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 3968 x 2232
 4224 x 2376
 3968 x 2232
 4224 x 2376
BEST

Audio

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 1
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
1 1

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Battery

Battery Voltage
3.6V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
970mAh 1,940mAh
BEST
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous Video Playback Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,940h

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
181g
BEST
266g
Height
60mm 62mm
Depth
114mm 129mm
Width
53mm 60mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 AV
BEST
 USB
 AV
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data
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